New grad in the NJ area

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  1. Glory B

    Glory B Bobtail Member

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    Hello out there. I’m a recent graduate looking for a good driving company. I know each one has pros and cons. I’m trying to sift through smoke that the recruiters are telling me and figure out what is truth. Mid-life career change for me. I’m a recently divorced dad with 3 young kids. I’m aware I have to put in my time on the road, but would like to be close to home for my parenting time. Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated.
     
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  3. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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  4. Chinatown

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    Where in New Jersey? You may not have to go OTR, unless you just want some road time.
     
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  6. Glory B

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    I live in North Jersey. Morris, Bergen, Passaic, Sussex area. If I could stay local, that would be great! Everywhere I have looked seems like new grads start with OTR, then after a 1 or so can look for something else. I am a dedicated person whose values are high on commitment. I wouldn’t want to use and leave a company just for the experiential factor. I also like many need to know, I will be able to support myself and my family.
     
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    Is Elizabeth too far to commute. This company has local and regional.
    Hires new cdl school grads and various work schedules to choose from.
    You'll make enough money to support your family.
    Truck Driving Jobs | Dot Transportation, Inc.
    Elizabeth
    454 York Street
    Elizabeth, NJ 07114
     
  8. Chinatown

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    Is Sussex and Sussex County the same?
     
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    27 miles from Bergen county to Elizabeth, NJ
     
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    Was just looking at Lily Transportation website it has 1 yr. experience, but they've been hiring new grads on a case by case basis. Make about $94G a year. Hiring in Port Jervis.
    Teams can average $130,000 a year for each driver.
    Home - Lily Transportation
    I'll private message a contact there. We're not allowed to post phone numbers on the open forum.
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  11. Glory B

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    Sussex is a separate town within Sussex County. I lived in Sussex town for 13 years.
     
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